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Federal Court approves class action lawsuit against Chicago Police Department

The Chicago Crusader
September 10, 2021

A federal court ruled that the Chicago Police Department unconstitutionally conducted a “stop and frisk” policy that affected more than two million mostly Black and Hispanic men and that the scope of this practice “is staggering,” Attorney Antonio Romanucci said late Tuesday night.

During a press conference at the law office of Romanucci & Blandin, Romanucci said it has been six-and-a half years since civil rights lawyers stood on the steps of Reverend Paul Jakes’ church where they announced the filing of a lawsuit against the City of Chicago and its police department for the unlawful and unconstitutional practice of stopping and frisking millions, mostly Black and Hispanic residents.

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